The Prince Albert Raiders scored to tie the game at three in the third period then went on to beat the Vancouver Giants 4-3 in the shootout Tuesday night in Prince Albert.
Vancouver came out with a strong first period, scoring three goals in the opening frame.
Jackson Houck opened the scoring less than five minutes into the game. Arvin Atwal and Brett Kulak had the assists on Houck’s goal.
Tim Traber added to the lead at 13:58, scoring his first goal as a Vancouver Giant. Alec Baer had the only assist on Traber’s goal, giving him his first point of the season.
Less than four minutes later, rookie Ty Ronning scored his first ever Western Hockey League goal to give the Giants a 3-0 lead. The assist for Ronning’s goal went to Carter Popoff.
The second period was an undisciplined one for Vancouver, taking 5 minor penalties in the middle frame which led to Prince Albert’s first goal of the night, a power play goal by Leon Draisaitl.
The Raiders scored short-handed less than two minutes later to pull to within one of the Giants.
Lance Yaremchuk scored at 7:05 of the third to tie the game for the Raiders, and ultimately force extra time.
Carter Popoff and Dalton Thrower were unable to score in the shootout for Vancouver.
Reid Gardiner had the shootout winner for the Raiders.
Jared Rathjen made 38 saves for the Giants in his first start of the season.
The Giants went 0-for-3 on the power play and killed off 7-of-8 penalties.
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